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    Sentence Stems to Analyze Quotes

     

    After you use a quote and explain its meaning, you must also analyze it.  This means you must  

    explain why it is important, and how it connects to your claim.

     

    Analysis/Reasoning

    This reveals...

    This shows...

    This demonstrates...

    This means...

    The words ___x__ in the passage mean...

    This illustrates/highlights/exemplifies...

    One can see from this…

    This is interesting/fascinating

     

    Author

    The author reveals/shows/presents/emphasizes/suggests...

    The author wants the reader to understand...

    The author’s use of _____x____ is revealing because...

    The author’s purpose of _____x_____ is achieved in this quote when...

    The author writes this to show…

    The author’s point/idea is...

    The essence of the author’s argument is...

     

    Source used:

    file:///C:/Users/aleades/Downloads/commentary_starters.pdf